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Quaternary colluvial episodes (Upper Parana River Hydrographic Basin, Brazil)

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Author(s):
Sallun, Alethea E. M. [1] ; Suguio, Kenitiro [2, 3]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Geol IG SMA SP, BR-04301903 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Geociencias USP, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Guarulhos CEPPE, BR-07023070 Guarulhos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 82, n. 3, p. 701-715, SEP 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Colluvial deposits occur extensively in the Upper Parana River Hydrographic Basin (UPRHB) in Southeastern, Southern, and Western central Brazil. These deposits were recognized as an allostratigraphic unit and related to creeping during the Quaternary. Every studied colluvial profile is homogeneous, which indicates relatively long periods of landscape stability that is sufficient for the development of a thick soil cover. The deposits were dated by luminescence and indicate periods of more intense colluvial deposition between 6 and 220 ky B. P. These events correspond approximately to the transitions between the oxygen isotope stages 2-3-4 and 5-6, suggesting that this aggradation was influenced by climatic changes. However, the most important alluviation episode was tentatively correlated with the Middle to Upper Pleniglacial of the Wisconsin glaciation. The most intensive and frequent periods of precipitation that occurred during climate transitions are probably correlated with aggradation events. The regularity of the colluvial deposits suggests continuous uplift accompanied by sediment deposition throughout the UPRHB due to neotectonic activity during the last million years. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/03818-6 - Subsurface stratigraphic analysis of the Paranavaí Aloformation, West of the São Paulo State
Grantee:Alethea Ernandes Martins Sallun
Support type: Regular Research Grants